Checking in With Our Billionaires

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Barf BagWelcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.

It’s Tuesday. Who’s crying?

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:

  • Howard Schultz, Starbucks man and billionaire, called Elizabeth Warren’s proposed wealth tax “punitive.” Extra wealth tax for Howard Shultz, then! [Politico]
  • Michael Bloomberg, short man and billionaire, also does not want to be taxed. Extra wealth tax for Michael Bloomberg, then! [NBC News]
  • Democrats have delayed the confirmation vote of William Barr, President Trump’s nominee for attorney general. Have you noticed that from certain angles Barr looks like John Goodman, who co-starred with Roseanne Barr on the television show Roseanne? Incredibly, both Barrs are racists. [Washington Post]
  • Remember Steve Mnuchin? [New York Times]
  • Roger Stone says he is an innocent man. [Washington Post]
  • Please run, Cardi. [CNN]
  • Five-thousand more troops will be dispatched to our already dangerously militarized southern border. [Associated Press]
  • Texas’s latest attempt at racist voter suppression rolled out with some hiccups. [Texas Tribune]
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